Some New Music, Perhaps

Sorry, fellow LMBers, it’s the summer, and I’ve been a bit busy lately trying to just stay awake at work, admirably perform the tasks of my regular 9-6 job and get my own blog in order.

So I’ve been neglecting the Live Music Blog, if you can call one or two posts a week neglect (I shall, and I will). But also it’s been a little while since I’ve seen a live show, so I don’t really have much to write about these days. Hopefully Justin and I will get moving on our point/counterpoint idea shortly.

The Ace Cowboy will be in attendance for the Gov’t Mule and Trey/70 Volt Parade show coming up at Jones Beach this weekend, so hopefully we’ll have a comprehensive report of a sick collaboration between Beardless Red and That Guy Who Looks Like He Woke Up in a Dumpster. And I’ll personally get to witness the re-emergence of Jen Hartswick‘s killer pipes, huge smile and enormous tats, which are all nice.

Anyway, I wanted to post something that would get people using the comments section around here, which is about the only area of the LMB that hasn’t improved over the past few months. So much like Rich over at the 101 Report has done a few times lately, I’d like to turn this into an Open Post of sorts. We’d like to hear from you: What bands have you been listening to around the rock, jam, funk, soul, jazz, New Age, ska, bluegrass, Latin, hippity hop, children’s music, Klezmer, or whatever scenes?


I’ve been trying to give some new bands a shot, since my four favorite groups no longer play together (the popular rock band Phish, the Grateful Dead, The Band, Talking Heads). So here are five relatively “new” bands I’ve been enjoying lately, along with a show of each group I enjoy listening to:

The Benevento/Russo DuoJune 24, 2005 @ House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ
Railroad EarthJuly 3, 2005 @ High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
Tea Leaf GreenJune 30, 2005 @ High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA
The BreakfastJuly 1, 2005 @ Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT
Derek Trucks BandJune 17, 2005 @ Ripplefest, Bluffton, OH

There’s plenty of good music out there…you have to love guys like Karl Denson and Robert Walter, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, my personal favorites Medeski, Martin and Wood, and many more. I’m just looking for suggestions at this point. Let’s hear it.

  • coyoteTim

    Jamie Lidell. Think Prince meets Squarepusher, with some beatboxing thrown in to boot. Not jammy, more like soulful and weird, but I think the jamheads would dig it.
    http://hype.non-standard.net/search/jamie%20lidell/1/

  • coyoteTim

    Jamie Lidell. Think Prince meets Squarepusher, with some beatboxing thrown in to boot. Not jammy, more like soulful and weird, but I think the jamheads would dig it.
    http://hype.non-standard.net/search/jamie%20lidell/1/

  • coyoteTim

    Sorry — I’m new to TypeKey :0

  • coyoteTim

    Sorry — I’m new to TypeKey :0

  • http://radiodtb.com/ Greg

    Glad to see that you’re enjoying some Derek Trucks Band music. There’s just so much stuff that band is doing and has done — hours and hours of musical enjoyment are out there just waiting to be had.

  • http://radiodtb.com/ Greg

    Glad to see that you’re enjoying some Derek Trucks Band music. There’s just so much stuff that band is doing and has done — hours and hours of musical enjoyment are out there just waiting to be had.

  • http://www.kyndmusic.com Rich Occhionero

    Greetings LMB Pholks,

    I’ll agree with Ace on one band he listed…I’ve REALLY been diggin’ Tea Leaf Green these past few months. Also getting into Mofro a bit…and New Monsoon is sounding kynd to my ears as well. Planning to see them live for the first time at Baja bash in September. Oh…and another band I am so pleased with is the Black Crowes. First saw them in ’92 and am seeing them at the LB Blues Festival over Labor Day weekend…can’t wait…ya gotta love ‘um! And I really, REALLY miss Phish!

    Peace, Rich

  • http://www.kyndmusic.com Rich Occhionero

    Greetings LMB Pholks,

    I’ll agree with Ace on one band he listed…I’ve REALLY been diggin’ Tea Leaf Green these past few months. Also getting into Mofro a bit…and New Monsoon is sounding kynd to my ears as well. Planning to see them live for the first time at Baja bash in September. Oh…and another band I am so pleased with is the Black Crowes. First saw them in ’92 and am seeing them at the LB Blues Festival over Labor Day weekend…can’t wait…ya gotta love ‘um! And I really, REALLY miss Phish!

    Peace, Rich

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    TLG: I guess I should start getting into these guys.

    The newest stuff that I’ve been listening to has been The Duo, and it’s funny that I’m writing that right now. It took me all day to think about this and this is the only new band that I could come up with that I started listening to in the last couple months. Pathetic…

    Okay now, more suggestions…

    What should I download? Post links…

  • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

    TLG: I guess I should start getting into these guys.

    The newest stuff that I’ve been listening to has been The Duo, and it’s funny that I’m writing that right now. It took me all day to think about this and this is the only new band that I could come up with that I started listening to in the last couple months. Pathetic…

    Okay now, more suggestions…

    What should I download? Post links…

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    CoyoteTim, I’ll definitely give that guy a good listen upon your suggestion…

    Apparently Tea Leaf Green is taking the country by storm…I gotta say, I’ve listened to a few of their shows lately and I’m seriously impressed. I’m not a huge fan of the trance-y jambands like Particle, but bands like TLG and U-Melt jam well enough to get away with it. I’ll be watching their growth for sure.

    Re: Black Crowes — I saw their early Hammerstein shows and I really wasn’t all that impressed. But that was before their drummer came back and the venue was way too packed. Have to give them another shot.

    Anyone else?

  • http://slacklalane.blogspot.com Ace Cowboy

    CoyoteTim, I’ll definitely give that guy a good listen upon your suggestion…

    Apparently Tea Leaf Green is taking the country by storm…I gotta say, I’ve listened to a few of their shows lately and I’m seriously impressed. I’m not a huge fan of the trance-y jambands like Particle, but bands like TLG and U-Melt jam well enough to get away with it. I’ll be watching their growth for sure.

    Re: Black Crowes — I saw their early Hammerstein shows and I really wasn’t all that impressed. But that was before their drummer came back and the venue was way too packed. Have to give them another shot.

    Anyone else?

  • Scotty G

    PGroove has been occupying much of my listening time these days -their licks are funky and fresh, and archive has numerous shows available for downloads.
    Them along with New Monsoon are 2 bands that are just about to explode, I think, on the jamband scene.

    And Rich, I really miss Phish as well.

  • Scotty G

    PGroove has been occupying much of my listening time these days -their licks are funky and fresh, and archive has numerous shows available for downloads.
    Them along with New Monsoon are 2 bands that are just about to explode, I think, on the jamband scene.

    And Rich, I really miss Phish as well.

  • http://www.jeebas.com/ Jeebas

    I haven’t been getting into many national acts (since really diggin Umphrey;s after Bonnaroo) as much lately. Just more local stuff in and around Pittsburgh. Like some stuff in the “jamband” vein – Doodis, Patchwork Blu, Social Coyotes and some good soul/funk from CK9 and the OLd E Allstars All very good live bands that keep the audience movin’. I mainly get into the local scene more because with the exception of WSP last night and Umphrey’s on the 23rd, national acts avoid Pittsburgh lately, got keep the music goin somehow

  • http://www.jeebas.com/ Jeebas

    I haven’t been getting into many national acts (since really diggin Umphrey;s after Bonnaroo) as much lately. Just more local stuff in and around Pittsburgh. Like some stuff in the “jamband” vein – Doodis, Patchwork Blu, Social Coyotes and some good soul/funk from CK9 and the OLd E Allstars All very good live bands that keep the audience movin’. I mainly get into the local scene more because with the exception of WSP last night and Umphrey’s on the 23rd, national acts avoid Pittsburgh lately, got keep the music goin somehow